Residential Roofing Residential Roofing

Here in the Midwest, nature’s assaults against your house roof can be fierce. Talk to a company that has been solving leak problems and creating beautiful new roofs for nearly 100 years. Learn More

Roof Coatings Roof Coatings

Roof coatings are a cost effective way to both protect your investment and to save on energy costs. There is a lot of coating options - we can help recommend the right one for you. Learn More

Commercial Roofing Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing needs to be done right the first time. We take our workmanship and customer service seriously - so you get a good experience now, and for the life of your roof. Learn More

Insurance Claims Insurance Claims

At CWC we understand every aspect of the insurance claims process and will work to maximize your compensation. With licensed insurance claims adjusters ready to take your call. Learn More

What to Do if You Get a Roof Leak During a Storm

Leaking Roof St Louis

If your roof has started leaking during a storm, there are a couple of things that you can do about it until a team of professionals can jump into action (usually as soon as the storm is over). We suggest calling CWC immediately to get our emergency roof repair team dispatched, and we can give you specific advice for your situation. However, here are some general tips for what to do if you get a roof leak during a storm:

  • If the storm is still raging, with dangerous winds, rain, lightning or other elements, you should, of course, stay inside and try to lessen the damage occurring there.
  • If the leak is only dripping in one or two spots, you may be able to put a couple of buckets or large bowls down to catch the water.
  • In situations where there is a large volume of water, or you can’t find where each of the leaks is coming from, it is usually best to remove the valuables and furniture from the affected room.
  • While we don’t recommend getting up on the roof, and ESPECIALLY not during the storm, if conditions have quieted and you have a relatively low-pitch roof (one without much of an incline) that you feel comfortable on, you may want to lay a tarp on the roof to stop further damage from occurring.

Once our team of emergency roof repair specialists gets to your home, we will handle it from there. In most cases, we’ll begin by laying a tarp across the damaged portions of your roof to prevent further damages.

One thing to keep in mind is that, no matter how upsetting it seems to have water pouring in your home, it is more than likely not worth risking your health or safety to attempt to fix it on your own. This is especially true when you consider the fact that your insurance will likely cover the damages you’re facing.

Our crews are fully trained and prepared for all types of disasters and emergency roof repair and will make sure your home is restored to its prior condition quickly. We will work with your insurance provider to ensure your claims are pushed through quickly, and that you get the maximum benefits out of your policy.

Some things you should know about our insurance-based emergency roof repair:

  • We do 21-point inspection checklists to ensure we don’t miss anything that might be causing the problem, or could lead to future issues
  • We have a team of licensed insurance claim adjusters on our staff, and one of them will work with you and your insurance carrier to help you get the maximum benefit from your insurance policy
  • Insurance companies have approved over 90% of our customers’ claims
  • Once the claim has been approved, we complete 96% of the jobs within just two weeks

If your roof has suffered from storm damages and is putting your property at risk, give us a call right away for help.

  • jennifer.luber
    5 Star Rating

    "CWC Roofing & Exteriors completed our roof last Summer after a couple of nasty hail storms and did a wonderful job! We recommended them to several of our neighbors who also seemed very pleased with their results."

  • marilynmiller
    5 Star Rating

    "These guys were very professional, they finished their work in one day, and had a dedicated safety person on site at the beginning of the installation. When they left, I could not even tell they had been there."

  • spill10
    5 Star Rating

    "This was one of the most professional businesses I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The customer service they provided from start to finish was impeccable along with the roof they installed. I highly recommend working with them and going with the integrity roof system. You will not regret it."

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